OT in Mental Health Resources

The POTAC Brochure: Occupational Therapy in Mental Health Skills for the Job of Living: A Guide for Consumers

Click here for a list of many useful website links and contacts for OTs.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Resources

Occupational Therapy Association of California (OTAC) Statement on Racial Justice

American Occupational Therapy Association on Justice and Systemic Racism

The World Federation of Occupational Therapist (WFOT) Statement on Systemic Racism

Coalition of Occupational Therapy Advocates for Diversity (COTAD)

Justice-Based Occupational Therapy (JBOT) Response to Occupational Therapy Statements on Justice and Racism


My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Alliance – Obama Foundation “Mental Health and Wellness in a Racism Pandemic”

Dr. Robin DiAngelo Discusses ‘White Fragility’


“End Police ‘Wellness Checks.’ Now” by Will Hall, MA, DiplPW

Resources, Websites and Hotlines Regarding Hate Crimes, Hate Crime Reporting, Legal Assistance, and Advocacy Groups

An incomplete, non-vetted, “open-source” document compiled by a concerned LGBTQ citizen for use by those who are united against hate in all of its forms.

Hate Crime Reporting and Legal Resources

STOP AAPI Hate, a site for reporting hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders with multi-lingual resources for reporting:

Hollaback! Free bystander training for harassment prevention.

The National Asian Pacific Bar Association (NAPBA) page on Hate Crimes contains links to the Department of Justice, FBI, A State Attorney General Office Finder, and various Asian, Muslim, Sikh organizations for reporting and legal assistance, as well as Hate Crime Tool-Kits:

NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund:

Muslim Advocates:

Council on American-Islamic Relations Muslim Community Safety Kit: 

Communities Against Hate website reporting page:

Victims of Crime Resource Center page on hate crimes with definitions and multi-lingual information on possible compensation for survivors of hate crimes:

The Sikh Coalition Hate Crime Tracking:

Association of American Indian Affairs resources page for those coping with violence:–organizations-involved.html

National Disability Rights Network anti-hate page with resources and reporting link:

Anti-Defamation League hate crime reporting for Jewish Americans:  

Anti-Defamation League Hate Crime Resources in English and Spanish for Latinx Community:

Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Stop Hate Project/Ayuda Brochures for Immigrant Victims of Hate Crimes and Incidents in English & Spanish (PDF):

National Center for Transgender Equality Guide on Hate Crimes (PDF):

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) LGBTQ Hate Crime Prevention Guide and Toolkit (PDF) from:

Help Lines

Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Reporting Hotline and Website:

1-844-9-NO-HATE (Per website, they offer “legal information about hate incidents and crimes, and provide callers with general information about reporting, as well as the kinds of legal remedies that may be available in different states.”)

National Center for Lesbian Rights List of LGBT-Focused Legal Hotlines:

The Trevor Project runs a 24/7 crisis intervention and phone helpline, chatline, and textline for LGBTQ+ youth among other support services directed at youth from this population:

TrevorLifeLine: 1-866-488-7386

TrevorChat (via computer, NOT smartphone or tablet):

TrevorText: Text START to 678-678

Learn More/Get Involved

Not in Our Town:

Southern Poverty Law Center “HateWatch:”

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP):

American Civil Liberties Union:

National Council of Asian Pacific Americans:

Asian Pacific American Advocates:

Japanese American Citizens League:

Korean American Coalition

Native American Rights Fund:

Partnership with Native Americans:

Muslim Advocates:

Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR):

Latino Justice PRLDEF (formerly known as the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund):

Unidos US:

League of United Latin American Citizens:

Anti-Defamation League:

National Women’s Law Center:

National Disability Rights Network:

National Center for Transgender Equality:

National Center for Lesbian Rights:

Human Rights Campaign:

Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation:

Matthew Shephard Foundation:

The Trevor Project:

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